Posts Tagged ‘George W Bush’

10 years on from Iraq: a violent country and a secretive state

by Michael Meacher.

At the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, it is said that the US won the war, Iran won the peace, and Turkey won the contracts. But did the US win the war? At a cost of £1.1 trillion and a death toll of 4,500 US troops, 32,000 wounded and with thousands […]

The end of the biggest military disaster since Vietnam

by Michael Meacher.

The final pull-out of US troops from Iraq marks the end, or perhaps just one stage of the end, of the biggest military disaster since Vietnam. Every US-UK goal behind the invasion has been lost, in some cases humiliatingly. Iran, the target for revenge after the sacking of the US embassy in 1979, emerges as […]

Bush and Blair finally lose war in Iraq

by Michael Meacher.

Buried in all the reporting about Gadaffi’s death was a much more significant piece of news about the Middle East.   Obama announced late on Friday night – with a timing very likely connected to the news from Libya – that all US troops will be withdrawan from Iraq in 2 months time.   This is a […]

Will Blair, Bush and Kissinger be brought before the International Court of Justice

by Mark Seddon.

That the former Serb General Ratko Mladic was able to escape detection for sixteen years, beggars belief. The relative’s house he used as a ‘safe house’ was reportedly searched some four times – presumably with Mladic being told to take a stroll while they took place. That the butcher of Srebrenica was finally arrested this […]

Tony Blair’s War Reparations

by Mark Seddon.

There is much excitement and controversy too over the decision by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to hand over the proceedings from his soon to be published memoirs. The Royal British Legion, and in particular a hospital for limbless ex Servicemen will be the main beneficiary – of an estimated £5 million from likely book […]

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